Sony expands “official licensing program” for PS peripherals

By Patrick Garratt
30 June 2009 09:27 GMT


Sony wants you to make official bits of PlayStation plastic. It’s extending its “Official License Program” to peripheral manufacturers in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe, the company said today.

What do you get if you sign up? Access to PlaySation tech docs and a nice logo on your packaging. It’s the dream, made real.

Press release after the break.

Sony Computer Entertainment to Expand ‘Official Licensing Program’ for PlayStation Peripherals and Accessories

Further Enhancing the PlayStation Peripheral and Accessory Line-ups To Offer Richer PlayStation Experience

TOKYO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the expansion of the “Official License Program” to peripheral manufacturers in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe/ PAL territories to further enhance the PlayStation peripheral and accessory line-ups and offer richer entertainment experience on the PlayStation platform.

By entering into a license agreement with SCE through this program, peripheral and accessory manufacturers will gain access to technical documentations necessary for designing and creating variety of licensed products for PlayStation platforms including PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. Furthermore, SCE will provide “Official Licensed Product logo” to be used on product packages, proving that the peripherals and accessories have been designed for each respective PlayStation platform, qualifying SCE standards and requirements. Further details on the “Official License Program” are available on the official site (

Through this program, SCE, with the help of third party companies, will continue to further expand the PSP (PlayStation Portable) including the newly announced PSPgo to become available this autumn, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 platforms and create a new world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation.

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